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Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

SCHENECTADY

Modern Welding School continues providing in-demand skill

Much of the old-time industrial landscape of Schenectady is changed or gone, but a trade school teaching one of the most vital industrial skills is still going strong, and marking its 80th year in 2016.

Hunting for a $2M treasure, ‘Where Warm Waters Halt’

Hunting for a $2M treasure, ‘Where Warm Waters Halt’

Cynthia Meachum began her search for the hidden treasure at the confluence of two shallow streams in this tiny village north of Santa Fe, the spot “where warm waters halt,” or at least that’s where she thinks they do.

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

Schoharie County walking history tours begin today

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in 2011 is the kind of history Jeff O’Connor would like to forget. He’s much happier unearthing events from the 18th century.

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

SCHENECTADY

SICM lunch program back for 22nd year

For impoverished families that rely on schools to provide their children with breakfast and lunch during the week, summer brings the additional struggle of affording enough food to nourish their children.

The evolution of fitness in 10 iconic, wacky, life-changing trends

The evolution of fitness in 10 iconic, wacky, life-changing trends

We are always looking for new ways to feel, look and live better. And our approach to fitness has evolved along with our culture, from the charmingly simple Hula-Hoop of the 1950s to the fuzzy leg warmers of the 1980s to today's data-centric activity trackers.

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

In a bid to maintain the hype -- and the sales gains -- the chain is planning to add McGriddles and more breakfast sandwiches to its all-hours menu.

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

“If I wasn’t in the kitchen, I’d probably be a mechanic,” says Duff Goldman.

Is granola 'healthy'? The public and nutritionists disagree

Is granola 'healthy'? The public and nutritionists disagree

Which foods are healthy? In principle, it’s a simple question, and a person who wishes to eat more healthily should reasonably expect to know which foods to choose at the supermarket and which to avoid. Unfortunately, the answer is anything but simple.

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

CAPITAL REGION

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

The Prevention Council of Saratoga County has received a $1.75 million state grant to establish a regional clearinghouse for addiction treatment services.

A plug for the future: Electric car owners say they're fun, here to stay

A plug for the future: Electric car owners say they're fun, here to stay

Reporter Karen Bjornland talked to three electric-car owners and took a few spins.

Blaze fires up fast, filling personal pizzas

Blaze fires up fast, filling personal pizzas

The Blaze Pizza website asserts its product is artisanal, connoting hand-crafted products made in small batches.

At campground: A congenial  community of Phish followers

SARATOGA

At campground: A congenial community of Phish followers

Phish fans descended on Lee’s Park Campground this weekend for three days of good vibes and improvisational jams at nearby SPAC, where the band is playing three shows through Sunday evening.

Nearly 105, 'Anna' has seen oppression, war and freedom

GLENVILLE

Nearly 105, 'Anna' has seen oppression, war and freedom

Anna’s birthday is coming and it’s a big one. On July 12, she’ll be 105 years old.

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Niskayuna’s water is up to the test

Hundreds of Dixie cups were used and a few gallons of waters were consumed Thursday afternoon in an effort to determine which municipality could claim the title of tastiest drinking water in Schenectady County. After a two-hour blind taste test, the choice was crystal clear.

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

SCHENECTADY

Teens show caring side by aiding Schenectady senior citizens

Jim Keith couldn’t find the words to describe how grateful he is for the teenagers volunteering their time to work on painting and building a ramp at his home on Lenox Road.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

SCHENECTADY

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

A local artist made portraits of the animals lost in the fatal Jay Street fire last year and donated them to their owners.

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

With temperatures rising, it’s time to break out the blender and start whipping up some frosty, fruity and flavorful smoothies.

Homeowners convert cramped quarters into cozy destination

Homeowners convert cramped quarters into cozy destination

The challenge: Homeowner Caryn Schall had no place to stash her stuff. When she and her husband bought their Minnetonka house in 2009, its lack of storage space wasn’t immediately apparent.

Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds

SARATOGA

Paddleboard yoga not as hard as it sounds

Yoga on a paddleboard. When I first heard about it, my reaction was genuine curiosity mixed with the mental image of myself slipping and crashing into water.

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